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Bob Wolfe Headshot
Amphenol Printed Circuits named Bob Wolfe PCB design engineer. He has 35 years’ experience in design with Executone, Kimchuk, IPC Systems and others.

Bernie Kessler, a member of the IPC Hall of Fame and an epoxy-glass laminate pioneer, passed away Dec. 2. He was 96.

Yoav Stern Headshot
Nano Dimension appointed Yoav Stern president and CEO. Stern is a turnaround specialist with experience in building smaller companies. He has been cochairman of Bogen Corp. for 22 years and was executive chairman of Kellar Aerospace for eight years.
Christina Jien Headshot
Unimicron named Christina Jien manager. She has nearly 20 years in PCB fabrication with Tripod, Elite Material, Atotech and Compeq.
Anthony Jackson Headshot
Ventec appointed Anthony Jackson general manager UK. He was previously in senior management at Amphenol-Invotec and has experience at Manchester Circuits, Viasystems and DDI Thomas-Walter.
PCD&F Briefs

Accucode purchased a Nano Dimension DragonFly LDM additive manufacturing system, its second.

Element Solutions announced a $15,000 prize competition aimed at students in metal coatings science.

Firan Technology Group’s new contract with its represented employees at its Aerospace – Toronto facility has been negotiated and ratified.

Founder PCB will open a smart factory for high-end communication equipment by June next year.

MoDeCH launched an English language version of its e-commerce site. Previously available only in Japan, Model On! Search provides access to design and simulation models, device models individually and on-demand. It enables customers dependent on simulations performed using PSpice and LTspice to make design decisions.

Most printed electronics today rely on high-quality inks to produce conductive patterns, but new technology from Space Foundry uses atmospheric pressure plasma to print and finely tune conductive materials onto 3-D substrates.

RECOM Power is launching digital models for its entire product catalog in collaboration with SnapEDA.

TTM Technologies announced the opening of an engineering center in Binghamton, NY, following the acquisition of manufacturing and intellectual property assets from i3 Electronics.